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Old 23rd September 2009, 20:00   #1
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Default St Charles Air line Coegnant Colliery Branch

The next stage of the layout after the Bascule bridge is a model of Coegnant Colliery. It was situated at Nantyffyllon in The Liynfi Valley, South Wales and was in operation from about 1885 to 1982. It is being modelled as it was in 1957 when it was modernised. First here are some photos of the real colliery.


photos of model to follow
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Old 24th September 2009, 19:00   #2
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Looks exciting... waiting for the models...
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Old 24th September 2009, 23:23   #3
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The first part of the colliery to be modelled was one of the sheaves at the top of the headgear

Above is a photo of one the actual sheaves, and below is a photo of my attempt to model it.
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Old 24th September 2009, 23:40   #4
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It looks like a big bicycle wheel.

You've picked an interesting prototype to model.
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Old 25th September 2009, 00:08   #5
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The colliery buildings were made out of 3mm thick MDF.


The photos above show the engine houses and compressor house.
The walls were cut out of the MDF sheet, widows drawn in Autocad were printed onto clear acetate,were glued on the outside of the openings. Stone effect card was glued onto the walls next then window surrounds and sills, again drawn in Autocad and printed onto card were glued onto the stone effect card



The photos above show the real engine house wall and my attempt to model them. The brick sections are the extensions built in 1957 when the engine houses were converted from steam haulage to electric.
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Old 25th September 2009, 00:11   #6
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Awesome job!

Nice dog, too. (I had a Cocker that thought "Get off the couch" meant "Go to the other end of the couch")
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Old 25th September 2009, 10:54   #7
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Nice work.
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Excellent work there, Paul. I did notice the ship in the background as well... That's an enviable piece... Do you build ships as well?
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Old 26th September 2009, 20:51   #9
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The Ship in the photo is a 1/90 th scale model of the Santisima Trinidad. The plans were posted, with the permission of the Spanish naval meseum in Madrid, in Autocad format on a spanish website.
The site chronicles the scratch building of the ship by all the modellers. Sadly the Site has not been updated for more than 2 years, i only hope the site will resume some time in the future.
http://santisima-trinidad.astillero.net/
The above link should take you to the site, i have 14 pages of photos there under the modelistas section at the top of the page then click on my name
Paul Viant. The Santisima Trinidad was a 140 gun Spanish first rate ship of the line, captured at Trafalger but sunk in a storm shortly after.
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Old 27th September 2009, 00:37   #10
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Very nice work on that ship.
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